Huetrition March Giveaway $25 Gift Card of your Choice

  I’ll admit, I know I should make better choices sometimes. One of my favorite things to do now is to look for healthier recipe version of my favorite snacks. Do you think there are things you should be doing to be eating better foods? The mission of HueTrition is to help you eat better – but they make it fun and easy! All you need to do is fill your plate with colors – with an assortment of fruits and vegetables. They have a list of HueApproved foods to make it easy to eat nutritious meals and snacks. They encourage you to check the labels and make time to plan and prepare healthy meals for your family.

HueApproved tool:

The goal of the HueApproved Tool is to help people choose healthier products and/or find out if the products they purchase or would like to purchase are good for you to eat. It can help you make better choices when shopping at the grocery store or online. They have simplified the label and nutritional regulations with their nutrition experts and chefs to come up with a tool that will rate the product on a scale of 1-5.  The higher the number, the better it is for you!  https://www.youtube.com/huetrition Subscribe to their HueTube Channel for healthy tips and hacks. It is updated regularly with many tips to eat healthy food and make better choices for you and your family. 

HueTrition Live: Where Health & Wellness Meets Technology – The New Gateway to Food as Medicine and Preventative Health Destination.

With a HueTrition Live subscription, you will have access to contact experts, attend health and wellness support groups, see healthy culinary events with our Chefs, take online classes and reach your goals all in one! HueTrition also provides nutritional advice with HueTrition Live Events. You can attend and experience live events with HueChefs, dietitians, physicians. You will also have access to topics about health and real-time video, and advice from experts. You can ask questions and get answers in real time.   

HueTrition Lifestyle Subscription

The first health & wellness live platform where you can contact experts, attend health and wellness support groups, see healthy culinary events with our Chefs, take online classes and reach your goals all in one! What you’ll need for this subscription is a computer with a webcam or phone with a camera and access to the internet.

HueTrition Live Event Subscription

Access HueTrition live events featuring experts tackling health and wellness topics you want to know!

VIP Family Membership

  • Your membership includes the FREE Downloadable HuePets app, HueTrition’s™ debut program, this fun mobile app turns daily healthy eating into a game for young children and their families. Image-Recognition Technology enables kids to “feed” photos of their real-life food to an adorable digital pet, encouraging a well-balanced diet from an early age.
  • Ongoing culinary classes with our chef as well the ability to have a conversation live with other people our chef and experts that want to help you achieve your health and wellness goals!
  • Our HueTrition E-Book called “Healthy & Colorful Eating Made Fun” written by me, our CEO & Founder! To find out more about me, click here. This book has been featured on Times Square in NYC and is worth $9.99, but free with your HueTrition Live subscription

Check out this video: HueTrition Live: Spice It Up Adding Flavor without the calories Vegetarian. It’s a cooking class!

Stay tuned to our HueApproved Tool for an exciting Live Event on April 11 at 7pm EST!

Learn more about what HueTrition has to offer – Healthy eating made simple!   

Giveaway Details:

Sponsored by: HueTrition

Organized by: SavingYouDinero.com

1 Winner – $25 Gift Card of your choice

Open to US Residents

Dates – Ends April 1, 2019 1159pm EST

 

Which States Are Savannah Cats Legal To Own

When I first learned about Savannahs, I fell in love. I’m definitely a cat person. I was determined I was going to have one some day. But as I read more about it, I realized they might not be legal to own in all states!

What is a Savannah?

A Savannah is a cat breed recognized by the The International Cat Association or TICA for short. It was developed by breeding an African Serval with a domestic house cat. This creates the striking patterns, ear shape, and size of the Savannah. Savannahs are identified by generation to show just how close to their Serval lineage they are. An F1 Savannah would be a direct offspring from a Serval and house cat pairing. It goes on to F2, F3, F4, and so on. The further generation they are form the Serval the higher the number would be. F1 Savannahs typically have more of the size and closer resemble a Serval than other generations. This is generally speaking.

Because Savannahs are bred using a wild cat they are considered a “hybrid breed” This is important because this helps you to find out if owning a Savannah is legal in your state.

Savannahs can come in different colors from the yellowish coat with black spots, to gray with spots, to “melanistic” – all black. Savannahs are very smart and are said to have dog-like qualities. Savannahs can learn to walk on a leash, play fetch, and learn other tricks. They are known to be very loyal.

My F3 Savannah has learned to walk on a leash and play fetch so far. She follows me around the house and will sleep at the foot of my bed. Savannahs are good with families but are high energy so they need space to play and climb.

Are Savannahs Legal In Your State?

This question needs to be asked this way because every state is different. In fact, in some states, it can be different depending on your town or borough.

I live in Pennsylvania. Before I got my Savannah I did a lot of research. Savannahs can be expensive, and I wanted one for so long that I didn’t want to have my cat taken away because I failed to research for my area. As it turns out, Pennsylvania considers all generations of Savannahs a domestic cat so I could own any generation of Savannah I wanted.

Some states like Iowa only allow later generations as pets to include an F4 or further removed. While some states, like Rhode Island, do not allow Savannahs as pets at all unless you get a required permit.

The website, hybridlaw.com has a link to state information for owning hybrid cats. This would also include breeds like Chausies. Understand that these are general state laws but individual towns may have their own ordinances so it’s important to check both. For instance, New York allows later generations of Savannahs in some area but prohibit all Savannah generations in NYC.

F3 Savannah cat with gray color

What Happens If You Don’t Do Your Research?

Sadly, it happens. Or worse, people know but try to obtain a Savannah any way. Most reputable breeders will not knowingly sell a Savannah to someone who is in a state where it illegal to own them. People owning Savannahs can risk fines, confiscation of the animal, pets have been shot, or even jail time if they animal were to do harm. If you find yourself in this situation it’s best to consult a criminal defense attorney for advice as each state has their own laws and penalties.

Beware of Scam Breeders!

Because Savannahs are expensive pure bred cats there are plenty of scammers out there supposedly offering Savannahs (that don’t exist) for incredibly low prices. They often will steal pictures from websites or Savannah groups and create a website. You send the money and you get nothing in return! When looking for a Savannah breeder you can search sites like: the TICA website mentioned earlier and check Savannah owner facebook groups. Savannahs can run from $900 or more for a late generation (F7, F8, etc) to upwards of $16,000 for an F1. This is because often special enclosures or permits may be needed to own a Serval to breed F1s and Servals require raw meat diets. Also reputable breeders will breed ethically so there may only be one or two litters a year.

If you’re not sure if a breeder is legit, it’s best to just steer clear.

My Furry Bundle of Joy

I got my F3 Savannah from Cutting Edge Cats located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They only have a facebook page where Chris lists his Savannahs, Bengal cats, and Legend Leopards when available. I have personally met him when getting my Savannah and Cutting Edge Cats is well established as a cat breeder.

This is my F3 Savannah Malkia. A curious cat with high energy.

This post is sponsored. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Harlem Globetrotters in Johnstown, PA

My family had been wanting to make to see the Harlem Globetrotters for years. We just never could make it work with schedules and location before. My oldest son actually brought it up again about 2 months ago. Ironically about 2 weeks later this opportunity popped up with US Family Guide so we had to grab it. It’s not often we get to see the Harlem Globetrotters at 1st Summit Bank in Johnstown, PA.

Having never seen them before we didn’t know what to expect. We knew they were talented basketball players but what were we going to see? A show? A basketball game? Would we enjoy it?

Well we quickly learned we were getting both a show and a basketball game. The antics of the Harlem Globetrotters had my kids and I laughing.

They new how to get the crowd involved from doing the wave, participating in a “slow-motion replay” and even taking people out on to the court. A few times the Harlem Globetrotters themselves even came up into the stands.

We were close to one such instance. It started with the Harlem Globetrotters “Hot Shot” throwing a cup of water at “Thunder”. Well it escalated to a point that Hot Shot tried to hide himself in the crowd to get away from Thunder with a water cooler. We happened to be very close to the action.

Hot Shot was found by Thunder in the crowd.
Thunder threw the contents of the water cooler on him which happened to be the white confetti you see in the pictures. That’s my oldest son in the black and gray hoodie.

At intermission they had Harlem Globetrotter basket balls for sale. I decided to get one as a souvenir for the kids. They were reasonably priced too. The kids were able to bounce them outside of the court which helped some of the little ones wear off some energy.

I was really glad we ended up getting one too because the player signed autographs at the end for anyone that wanted one. We were able to get signatures from Hot Shot (my kids’ favorite), Ice (my favorite), and a few others. The players were so nice to the kids.

They, of course, had Globie the most famous mascot and Big Globie or Big “G” as they called him. Took some live videos and more pictures on my facebook page that you can check out to see more!

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We received tickets to the show in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Harlem Globetrotters 25% Off Promo Code!

It’s funny, my oldest son was just asking me about wanting to see the Harlem Globetrotters a few weeks ago. Then today I found out they’re coming to our town in February. Needless to say, we’re going!

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The Original Harlem Globetrotters are known for their amazing feats of basketball, humor, and acts of goodwill on and off the court. And they have always been about the fans, but this year, everything they do will bring fans closer to the action more than ever before. Join them as they celebrate fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour! There will be over 20 occasions before, during and after the game where you have the opportunity to directly interact with Globetrotters stars. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today and save 25% off with promo code FUNFAM
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Kalamata’s Kitchen Event at Lorelei’s Restaurant in Pittsburgh

Kalamata’s Kitchen is a fun children’s book that encourages children to explore foods. With my youngest 2 children they can sometimes get pretty picky when it comes to food.  We’ve always had a rule in our house though, you’re not allowed to say you don’t like unless you’ve at least tasted it.

The Kalamata’s Kitchen book event and tasting we attended was at Lorelei restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA.  Located at 124 S Highland Ave in Pittsburgh a cocktail bar and beer hall with food inspired from Germany.  The restaurant itself was very airy with lots of natural light and plants.  Located in East Liberty it’s not far from lots of shopping areas, Children’s hospital, and many health clubs.

We ended up being a tad bit late but I was so excited we still had plenty of time to participate in everything.  When we arrived the kids got a VIP pass, a Kalamata’s Kitchen food passport, and an official Taste Bud card.  If the kids at least tried each of the foods they were able to get a stamp on their food passport.

They had interesting and tasty options such as carrot pierogies (which was actually one of my faves), salted caramel mousse, rose-water malaibi with candied kataifi, Frico, and more. Other participating Pittsburgh restaurants included Bar Marco, Casbah, Pie for Breakfast, Cafe Carnegie, and of course, Lorelei.

We also had an opportunity to meet and hear from the team that created Kalamata’s Kitchen including author Sarah Thomas.  Sarah had a book reading with those that participated in the event.  She was so kind and took the time to sign books for those that asked.

We really have some wonderful places in Pittsburgh. I’m so happy that we were invited to the Kalamata’s Kitchen event.  As I sampled with my kids I realized what a wonderful place Lorelei would be for a date or to just slow down in Pittsburgh for a little bit.  I’d love to just sit at the window like my kids did while nibbling on chef’s delightful creations, maybe a glass of wine and just people watch.  I could spend a couple hours there.

My kids have walked away from a new experience.  They got to send their tastebuds on an adventure.  I think they learned a little bit about the work that goes into a book. They did a great job at setting up to really pull kids into the book with the characters and Kalamata’s Kitchen set up.

 

My kids also came home with Kalamata’s Kitchen book and an apron which my kids just love.  My daughter is now talking about wanting to have a restaurant one day lol.

 

For more info on Kalatmata’s Kitchen an events:

Website: https://www.kalamataskitchen.com

Facebook: facebook.com/kalamataskitchen

Instagram: instagram.com/kalamataskitchen